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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

BIKECENTENNIAL TRANSAM -- Reedsport, Oregon to Williamsburg, Virginia, June, 1976

Total Miles: 5200
Miles/Day: 63
Days Riding: 82
Group Size: 12
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 110 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 70%
Cost/Day: $ 5
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Steve Lay; 27 years old, underemployed, Non-Member UNITED STATES

Summary: This tour ruined my life! Not really, I met my wife, decided working wasn't all there was, and haven't stopped touring since. ; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? All the tour books were supplied as were the nightly stops. As a leader we only had to stay on schedule.

Health Issues: Dehydration! Sneaks up on you and takes a while to get rid of.

Motivation: It provided the opportunity for alot of individuals with the same desire to achieve their goal and do something some people only dream of.

Most Challenging Aspect:Getting over a broken foot that happened during leadership training and not being to train for 2 months before departure.

Favorite Experience: Meeting my future wife.

Least Favorite: Getting over that darn foot.

Tips: Don't be afraid to take a chance. It's over before you know it. The anticipation is only part of the experience and that turns into one of the best experiences you can have.

Date Entered: Jan, 2011

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